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Which begs the question: was it an impulsive decision by the Duke and Duchess which they took without thinking it through and consulting anyone else ? Or were they somehow forced/ invited to leave like Edward/ Wallis, Andrew or Diana because their relationship with the Cambridges or whoever completely broke down ? Or was it something in between ?

I am not pointing fingers at X, Y orZ, just trying to understand what really happened.
Seeing the BP statement, I'd say it's all Harry and Meghan. BP sounds caught off guard and not prepared
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:32 PM
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As senior royals they are required to perform certain duties and prevented from performing others, which is very restrictive and obviously not the way they intend to proceed. They asked for independence in this aspect of their work and were refused, so this is not unexpected.
What duties were those and when was that independence refused?

Their statement to continue their work on behalf of The Queen and the Royal Family seems to suggest they don't have an issue with their duties.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:33 PM
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So should the Dukes of Sussex play a role similar to Princess Beatrice and Eugenie?
I understand that they want to carry out their own projects and have a freer life.
I am glad the Dukes of Sussex continue to support the Queen.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:35 PM
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If this is true this all got much weirder and sadder.

https://twitter.com/JonnyDymond/stat...346308096?s=20
So basically they are just saying get lost to everyone into the BRF BUT claming they still want to be somewhat part of the team and receive Daddy's money ?

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Old 01-08-2020, 03:35 PM
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https://sussexroyal.com/funding/

This is from the Sussex official site.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:36 PM
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How is she goig to combine raising money with the charity work? They will need a lot of money esp if hey are going to give up what they get from P Charles...
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So should the Dukes of Sussex play a role similar to Princess Beatrice and Eugenie?
I understand that they want to carry out their own projects and have a freer life.
I am glad the Dukes of Sussex continue to support the Queen.
Real support would be step back in line and do your duty! I am also wondering if being Youth ambassador of the Commonwealth can be performed properly as a "minor Royal"...?!
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If this is true this all got much weirder and sadder.

https://twitter.com/JonnyDymond/stat...346308096?s=20
If this is true, then they better be prepared to give up their titles completely. I will not be surprised if her majesty strip them of their titles and set them free as they wish.
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The more I read the more it seems to me that maybe there were some talks before their break about walking away. Maybe that is why they were granted support of their long break because the family thought they would come back and be over the desire to leave?

Clearly not.

Did the BRF just get blindsided by Harry and Meghan? It seems like they were.
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The sheer naivety of their 'plan' [as announced] is astounding..

Do they really imagine a 'semi-detached' role is acceptable [to the British Public] ? Do they think setting up a funding page' is considered appropriate for a 'Prince of the Realm'. especially one 'perceived' [rightly or wrongly] as flitting off on foreign holidays [in contradiction of his espoused views] ?

I've said before that one of the favourite [and most disreputable] traits in our National character is putting people on Pedestals, then taking immense pleasure in knocking them off that Pedestal.

This is what will happen to the Sussexes now, led by a vengeful Press - who will NEVER let go of them for this, no matter where they go..
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No - it seems like they're keeping the titles, but losing the money and gaining free will to do whatever they want, however they want, wherever they want.
That seems to be what they want. BP thinks things are rather complicated; so, they won't necessarily get what they want.

Nonetheless, they write on their own website:
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Their roles will continue to reflect their sense of duty and allegiance to The Monarch and her legacy in the world, as they transition into the new working model. As they move to become members of the Royal Family, with financial independence, their commitment to The Monarch is resolute, and they aim to continue to fly the flag for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, as called upon.
I would think that the Queen and the institution would need to be on board with this 'new working model'; which they clearly aren't. Because, the important question will be: where will their new financial independence come from? Who is going to fund them and so whose interests do they need to take into account? The travel industry (per Harry's Travalyst) etc?
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This is...wow. Not quite what I was expecting to read here today. I wish nothing but good things for all of the Sussexes, but I'm sure people had to think something like this was coming down the pike when they wanted their son styled as plain Archie Mountbatten-Windsor instead of Lord Archie or Prince Archie, whatever else it was he was entitled to as the son of a royal duke.

The way Meghan has been treated by people since she started dating him...she's been treated worse than garbage. If this decision was made because Harry was sick of it, well, I don't blame him. While on some level I think any woman he married would cop a fair bit of stick from the media/Internet, the level of hatred thrown at Meghan was really out of line, certainly far worse than Catherine had to deal with.
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A while ago there was some speculation about P.William and P.Harry growing apart, I wonder if this decision that H&M have now made, was what was discussed within the RF at the time..?
Even if P.William would have ever wanted out of 'The Firm' himself, he has even less chance to do so now (I think that would leave the D.o.York as next in line? Not a viable option at this point I think).

For H&M themselves this is probably for the best and there are several precedents in other RF's, but I can imagine HM and the D.o.Wales might still be a bit disappointed about it...especially HM who has always been very steadfast in her duty to the Firm..

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William has never shown any interest in not being king.

This doesn’t change the line of succession. Harry has not removed him or Archie from the line of succession. He simply a junior royal like the York girls are now. And like the Yorks he is still in line.

If William chose to abdicate, why would Andrew be next?? Even if Harry has removed himself, Williams kids come next. His abdication would not affect George or the others.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:41 PM
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To me it sounds they will make a living as royal celebrities, picking and choosing what suits best, making money out of title and position. Having your cake and eat it too has rarely ended well
Having your cake and eating it was my first reaction too. Using titles etc always seems to become mired in some controversy. Lots have mentioned the Dutch Royals as an example of dipping in and out but as far as I know, they appear have “proper” jobs, rather than falling back on ‘charity’ work because that’s all they can do. I’ll guess we’ll wait and see.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:41 PM
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So basically they are just saying get lost to everyone into the BRF BUT claming they still want to be somewhat part of the team and receive Daddy's money ?

Hallucinating
I'm afraid that is how it seems. What a mess.

Who on earth is running their PR/legal? a real question because I don't know.
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When you see all the FAQS on their website it's pretty obvious the decision was not rushed but well planned in advance and in concertation with the Queen and the POW.
I don't think so. I think this is what the Sussexes decided. Now BP is left trying to figure out what needs to happen.

https://twitter.com/RoyaNikkhah/stat...04219448713216
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:42 PM
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BP official statement.

https://twitter.com/RoyaNikkhah/stat...04219448713216

Clearly everyone trying to figure out what this all means now.
Quite honestly ,it looks like they are saying that they will do as they please as independent free agents, but still want to be seen as official representatives of the Royal Family while doing so. As I said that is extremely pretentious. If Queen Mary or Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother were alive, they would have been given the cold shoulder immediately.
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Old 01-08-2020, 03:43 PM
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Beatrice and Eugenie are not receiving any money from Duchy or the crown. So they have zero obligations to the public! We saw what happened to Eugenie wedding when people learned about the cost incurred by public for security.

H&M can't expect to take money from then Duchy and call themselves financially independent.
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Maybe they need to get exactly what they ask for To come back to reality : Be Free! Be Financially independent! Support the Queen! Ok, let’s go that


No Royal money so find jobs. no option as to do Royal duties or not because your title gone and Support the Queen sitting on your couch in front of the TV Like the common British citizen

Be careful what you for Sussex’s...
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It’s difficult to put a positive spin on this news as regards how it will affect the British Royal Family as a whole over the next few years. The family certainly doesn’t need this upheaval and scrutiny in the light of recent events. I also feel sorry for William whose burden of responsibility has just got much heavier. I hope that things will turn out fine,but right now I feel sad that a couple who we all hoped would bring so many positive qualities to the royal family, are now embarking on a very exposed and potentially damaging course of events.
Well said.

I feel sorry for William.
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